Omaha Beach, D-Day (June 6, 1944)

On June 6, 1944, the Allies launched the biggest amphibious landing operation the world has ever seen – Operation Neptune.
In all five sectors allied troops, despite the element of surprise, sustained great casualties. However, one of them was more devastating than others.
At Omaha beach, US soldiers had the greatest difficulties in achieving their objective.
The price they paid on this beach, rightfully earned it the nickname …. ‘Bloody Omaha’.

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